August 31st can't get here soon enough.
Most of us say that because we can't wait for OSU football.
But there is a huge part of me that is eager to see who will emerge, if anyone, from the mongolian cluster fuck that is the top half of the Big 12.
No returning "star" QB's. Major departures at other positions. For the most part, horribly weak non-conference opponents.
TCU will show us something on opening day against traditional SEC power LSU.
The Cowboys will give us a glimpse, we hope, against Mississippi State. As we saw last season when Texas beat up on Ole Miss, taking care of business against mid- & bottom-tier SEC teams doesn't necessarily indicate future results.
Texas takes a trip to BYU and has a rematch at home vs Ole Miss. OU visits Notre Dame. That's about it for any real tests outside of conference play.
There is a collection of conference games in September which should provide some preview.
- Sep 7...West Virginia @ OU
- Sep 14...TCU @ Texas Tech
- Sep 21...Kansas State @ Texas
- Sep 28...OSU @ West Virginia
So there you have it. We can't wait for Aug 31, but Oct 5 may be a far more important date.
And be prepared, cuz this will probably come down to the last weekend or two.
Unless the Cowboys do us a HUGE favor.